Hi everyone, I have some great tenants who have rented IP2 (TAS) for the last few months, they are an older couple in an average size 3 bed 1 bath on 700sqm. The lease states that there is only two approved occupants. I spoke to them yesterday and they want to know if it is okay for their extended family (two adults + toddler) to move into the two empty bedrooms whilst the family build their own home nearby (to save on rent which would be an absolute minimum of $300pw in the area). The tenants said they are happy to pay an inflated rental rate for the period the family is living in the property (the tenants idea). There would need to be a new lease (subject to references and credit checks) with all adults listed. Then when the family move out my original tenants would go back to the original rent (currently $315pw). The kitchen and bathroom are original 1985 condition. I updated the place with new floorings, curtains and fresh paint... So I am thinking wear and tear is not a deal breaker... Obviously my preference would be to not allow them to move in, but if I did allow them to move it it would need to be pretty decent remuneration to make it worth while. I don't want to rock the boat. The original tenants have strongly indicated that they wish to be long term tenants (also shown in their rental history). QUESTION: How much should I look at raising the rent by? Is this legal or would the tribunal have something to say about the ethics? The tenants union website was no help but I am hoping they will respond to my enquiry shortly (from the tenants POV of course).